Salt: A World History Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which empire did Marco Polo study for twenty-five years?

2. What is the direct translation of Saltzburg?

3. Which emperor lead the Romans to victory against the Celts?

4. What fish did the Basque find was more valuable than whale meat?

5. What did the Egyptians mix with Brine to make Oxalme?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Cheshire salt?

2. What was Garum?

3. What virtually destroyed the salt industry in China in 1995?

4. Why did pilgrims in New England rely so heavily on salt?

5. How did the people of Parma make their ham?

6. Why were the Celts viewed as fearsome warriors?

7. Why do people combine salt and sugar?

8. In what way can American history be described as a constant struggle over salt?

9. Why were the Basques different from other Europeans?

10. What is unique about the Dead Sea?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How did the rise in salt trade change Europe and the relations between the individual countries? How did the rise in salt trade effect individuals lives? In what what way could it be said they salt trade was partly responsible for many conflicts and tensions during this time?

Essay Topic 2

Why did cod become such an important source of food? How did the discovery of cod by the Europeans effect European industry?

Essay Topic 3

How were the following countries important in the development of salt?

1. China.

2. Britain.

3. USA.

4. Italy.

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